Version 1 Newcastle upon Tyne

Digital Architect

Department: Digital Development & Architecture


Lewis Wilson

Company Description

Version 1 is celebrating 25 years in the IT industry this year and we continue to be trusted by global brands to deliver IT solutions that drive customer success. 

Version 1 is not just a Microsoft Gold Partner, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner and an Oracle Platform Partner; we are also an award-winning employer and our employees are at the heart of Version 1.

We invest in a strong culture of wellness through programs that help our employees create their journey toward optimal wellbeing. This framework is based on the ‘Strength in Balance ‘theme and this seen again in our Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Team motto “Bring Your Difference”.

Job Description

This role is within our Advisory Services team, a group of experienced Consultants and Architects who advise our clients and work closely with our internal commercial teams and technical consultants. This diverse and challenging role will be responsible for helping to grow, drive and differentiate Version 1 as part of our wider and ambitious corporate growth plans.

Job Description

  • Shaping Digital Strategy for medium and large organisations in the Public & Private sector
  • Define Digital strategies and solutions for a range of customer and prospect requirements and use cases.
  • Develop digital architectures across multiple technology platforms and contexts depending on the client needs
  • Initiate, support and lead pre-sales discussions with clients and internal stakeholders
  • Work with business users to elicit requirements & develop design specifications
  • Lead and contribute to bid responses and proposals in the digital and other transformational contexts
  • Interact and advise C-Suite level clients how IT can deliver to deliver business benefit to their organisations
  • Develop innovative, effective architectures and solution designs, including technology and managed services projects
  • Introduce technology trends and drive innovation in technology and solution delivery strategies
  • Contribute to organisational thought leadership, strategy and technology initiatives in areas of solution digital transformation
  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend technology, product solutions and services

We would like to speak to you if you have the following:

  • Experience in leading, defining and delivering Enterprise Architecture and IT Solution Strategy activity
  • Excellent customer-facing communication, presentation skills and technical writing capability for tender responses, bids, and proposals
  • Cloud platform and architectures – one or more of Azure, AWS, OCI, Google Cloud platforms including PaaS and SaaS solution technologies. Deep demonstrable awareness, understanding and experience of digital cloud, mobile, IoT and integration solution designs and trends, especially within Enterprise Cloud environments
  • Experience in one of the following areas:
    • In-depth design, architecture and delivery experience with one or more of the following:
      •  IoT Technologies and platforms e.g., AWS IoT, Azure IoT Hub, Azure IoT Suite
      • Mobile Platforms
      • Digital Workplace Solutions (Microsoft Power Apps, Microsoft Dynamics 365
      • NoSQL and Big Data database platforms and technologies
    • Practical experience of automation technologies (AI, Machine Learning, Bot Technologies, Process Automation)
    • Possession of current relevant Vendor Architect Certifications in one or more relevant technology platforms.
Additional Information

Before you apply to our Digital Architect need here are some of the benefits. We offer profit share, pension, private medical, flexible working policy and more. We offer incentives for accreditations and educational assistance for course relevant to your role.

We offer employee recognition in the form of Excellence Awards and V1Ps which is awarded by your peers. Engagement is incredibly important with local engagement teams driving our engagement events, remote party events and Christmas parties that are now online!

Version 1 is now Digital First meaning remote delivery is always the first option and post-COVID travel will be involved in the role.

Wired to Deliver

Every decision we make is governed by six core values. They are simply stated, non-negotiable and ever present.

Honesty and Integrity
Telling customers what they need to hear – not what they want to hear.
Personal Commitment
Being accountable and keeping commitments
No Ego
Having an open, helpful and ‘No Job Too Small’ attitude.
Customer First
Actively seeking customer feedback to understand your business.
Good enough is never our objective. We solve tough problems and make innovative suggestions.
Our customers are accustomed to working with driven, results focused Version 1 people.

Consistently Rated a Top Workplace By Our People

Strong core values, a culture of trust and empowerment, and a vision for success position Version 1 as a top employer across the UK, Ireland and India. If you are seeking a fair workplace in which recognition is based on merits, and career pathways are based on skills, then we could be a fit for you.

Learn about our Culture

Award-Winning Employee Focus

    UK, 2019-2021
    IRELAND, 2012-2021
    AWARD, 2018-2021
    IN TECH, 2019 & 2020
    AWARD, 2019 & 2020

Our Head of People Louise Lahiff explains why Version 1 could be the match for you

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